If you have suffered an injury in an accident, our personal injury team will use their experience and legal knowledge to obtain the maximum amount of compensation that you are entitled to.
Our lawyers are members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and members of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel we therefore have a wealth of experience when it comes to winning personal injury compensation claims.
We pride ourselves on providing professional advice and keeping you the client informed throughout your case. If you have suffered an injury the first step is for us to discuss with you the circumstances of your accident, and gather together details of who or what caused the injury, what injuries you suffered and any financial losses you have incurred as a result of the accident. We will then then contact the party responsible for the accident and ask them to notify their insurers.
At this point of the claim we will try and establish and obtain an admission of fault for the accident.
We will then need to arrange an examination by an independent medical expert on a date and time which is convenient for you. The expert will provide us with a report on the injury you have suffered which we can then use to advise you on the likely value of your compensation claim. At this time we will also prepare a schedule of other losses you have incurred as a result of the accident. It is always advisable to keep receipts or invoices where possible and, for example, if you have been off work and lost earnings, we will ask your employer for confirmation of your loss.
Once we have all this information and you are happy with the medical report, we send these documents to the other party’s insurers and ask them to make an offer to settle your claim. We will, of course, advise you how much compensation you are likely to receive and we will negotiate a settlement on your behalf.
On rare occasions if we cannot reach agreement with the insurers, because we believe the offer of damages is too low or liability is disputed, we will on your behalf issue court proceedings, it is then up to a judge to decide the correct award or compensation. Very few cases end up in a court room, most cases settle out of court after proceedings have been issued.
If you would like further information about making a claim then please contact us. We offer a free initial appointment and this can be out of hours or on a weekend if this is more convenient. We are also happy to communicate via email or face to face whichever you are most comfortable with.
Personal Injury Case Studies
JT –v- EC:
Dianna acted for the family of an 83 year old who was struck by a motor vehicle and suffered life changing injuries, the most severe being a brain injury resulting in her requiring 24 hour care. A settlement was reached and approved by the Court resulting in a lump sum payment being made and an annual payment to cover the cost of the future care requirements for the rest of the claimant’s life.
Irani v Duchon:
Deborah acted for the Claimant who sustained serious orthopaedic injury in a motorcycle accident, the recent reported case Irani v Duchon  EWCA Civ 1846 a case arising from an RTA where causation and quantification were in issue for an Indian national who faced deportation as a consequence of the negligence.
The Claimant was award in excess of £400k.
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Matkowski –v- Richmond:
One of Dianna’s most challenging cases involved a polish gentleman who sustained multiple injuries the most severe resulting in an above elbow amputation of both arms.
Mr Matkowski had recently left the army at aged 41 and came to the UK to work for a UK company as a HGV driver. Not long after starting work he was involved in a serious road traffic accident which resulted in the amputation of both his arms below his elbows.
Mr Richmond, a lorry driver had been talking to his mother using his Bluetooth connection in his cab, he failed to spot a line of stationary traffic, (which included Mr Matkowski’s vehicle) on the straight dual carriageway ahead. Mr Richmond’s Scania HGV ran into the back of a Transit van without braking, the passenger of the Transit van was killed. Mr Richmond was sentenced to prison for four and a half years.
Mr Matkowski spoke very little English and a translator was employed to assist. Liability for the accident was admitted in full at a very early stage. However, the case required expertise from prosthetic experts, future care, accommodation expert and input from many different doctors. The case was led by Michael Redfearn QC and settled just after a JSM for 3.3 million.